Roseanna M. White pens her novels under the Betsy Ross flag hanging above her desk, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When she isn’t writing fiction, she’s editing it for WhiteFire Publishing or reviewing it for the Christian Review of Books, both of which she co-founded with her husband. www.roseannawhite.com
Please welcome Roseanna White. A sweet fellow writer who loves history as much as I do. I'm curious to know what YOU think of birth order. Does it affect who we are as people? to be entered to win Roseanna's intriguing book Ring of Secrets answer the question: Does birth order affect who we are?
Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
This time it’s actually interesting! I’m in a little cabin in the Appalachians, at a table across from my critique partner, on our first annual writing retreat. I just picked her up from the airport, so we’re not yet to the sweat-pant-and-slipper stage, and I’m still cute in my sweater and jeans. ;-)
What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?
The most fun part of research for Ring of Secrets was how the invisible inks worked! I decided some hands-on research was required, so I mixed up my own, got out my quill, and set to work. These were heat-developed, so picture me over my gas stove, holding the paper closer and closer to the flame, then panicking when it started to sizzle, LOL. You’ll find a scene with some similar observations in the book. =)
If you were told you were being sent back to live in the 19th Century, and you could bring one thing from today, what would that be?
My bathroom. The whole thing, complete with hot water. ;-)
What is something that very few people know about you?
I never outgrew kid food. I’d be perfectly happy eating macaroni, pizza, and hot dogs. ;-)
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
At the moment, it might be the necklace my hubby gave me for Valentine’s Day—he’d been saving for it for 10 years, so it’s pretty special. =)
If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, when and where would that be and why?
The 19th century, for sure. Though I would require an affluent house with servants to handle all that work that would crop up from keeping house in that day and age, LOL.
Do you think birth order affects the way you write?
Hmm, never thought about that! I like to think that I go for the well-rounded view of things, but who knows...
If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
LOL. Oh dear, the hilarity that springs to mind... probably Adventures with Dust Bunnies. ;-)
What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story?
Oo, tough one! Hmm. I’m going to go with one of the adventurous stories MaryLu Tyndall tells, though I don’t think I can decide which. ;-)
Love Has No Place in a World of Spies
1779—Winter Reeves is an aristocratic American Patriot forced to hide her heart amid the British Loyalists of the city of New York. She has learned to keep her ears open so she can pass information on British movements to Robbie Townsend, her childhood friend, and his spy ring. If she's caught, she will be executed for espionage, but she prays the Lord’s protection will sustain her, and Robbie has taught her the tools of the trade—the wonders of invisible ink, secret drop locations and, most importantly, a good cover.
Bennet Lane returns to New York from his Yale professorship with one goal: to find General Washington’s spy hidden among the ranks of the city’s elite. Searching for a wife was supposed to be nothing more than a convenient cover story for his mission, but when he meets Winter, with her too-intelligent eyes in her too-blank face, he finds a mystery that can’t be ignored.
Both are determined to prevail at any cost…and each is committed to a separate cause. Will God lead them to a shared destiny or lives lived apart?
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